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2014 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - July 17 – 20, 2014

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. (click here for hotel booking information)
Please note schedule is subject to change


THURSDAY, JULY 17TH
9:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
PNWA SUCCESS STORIES

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  LUNCH BREAK WITH RICHELLE MEAD, MARGARET STOHL AND KIMBERLY DERTNING

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
TAKE YOUR BOOK FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION (part 1)
THE GROWTH OF SMALL PRESSES
NAVIGATING THE SEAS OF EDITING: The Importance of a Good Developmental Editor
THE MANY WAYS TO BE A WRITER

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
TAKE YOUR BOOK FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETIONS (part 2)
THE ARC OF THE SCENE: A Beat-by-Beat Analysis of How Scenes Work
FROM SLUSH PILE TO PRINTED PAGE: Giving Your Poems, Short Stories, and Essays the Best Chance for Publication

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
PRACTICE YOUR PITCH
PITCH FEST

7:30 p.m. l KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Keynote presentation from New York Times bestselling author JAMES ROLLINS
Enjoy a dessert during the presentation.

Book signing will follow event.

FRIDAY, JULY 18th
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
PNWA ANNUAL MEETING

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
EDITOR FORUM

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
AGENT FORUM 

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
HOW I CAUGHT 37 TWEETS IN MY WEB AND BLOGGED THEM TO ONLINE NEWS
QUERY LETTERS THAT GRAB AGENT AND EDITOR'S ATTENTION
CREATING AND MAINTAINING TENSION AND SUSPENSE
HOW AND WHY AUTHORS SHOULD INCORPORATE GOOGLE+
WHEN YOU'RE ON THE SAME PAGE: SUCCESSFUL COAUTHORSHIP
THE HERO ISN'T WHO YOU THINK IT IS IN A ROMANCE NOVEL
EFFECTIVE HYBRID PUBLISHING (or Why Self-Published Authors Need Agents)
BEYOND PLOT: Writing Literary Fiction

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
ESCAPING THE GOLDEN HANDCUFFS
THE IMPORTANCE OF A STRONG SYNOPSIS
TEN TIPS FOR WRITING A PAGE-TURNER
WRITING FOR THE CHILDREN'S NONFICTION MARKET: How to Create a “Real” Good Story
THE AGENT/AUTHOR RELATIONSHIP: How Has It Changed?
SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY: World-Building
NONFICTION: The Power of Story
WRITING FOR FILM AND TELEVISION

7:00 p.m. l FEATURED SPEAKER PRESENTATION
Panel of Featured speakers include: Mike Lawson, Megan Chance, Gerry Swallow, Margaret Stohl, Janet Wong, and Sabrina York
Moderator:  Robert Dugoni
Enjoy a dinner during the presentation.

8:30 – 10:00 p.m. l AUTOGRAPH PARTY
Over sixty award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors will participate in the Autograph Party that will follow dinner.

SATURDAY, JULY 19th
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
FINISHING YOUR NOVEL
THE FIRST PAGE
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SCAM: A Primer for Emerging Authors
STEERING YOUR STORY WHERE YOU WANT IT TO GO
MOMENT-BY-MOMENT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
BUILDING YOUR PLATFORM
LEGAL ISSUES FOR WRITERS
UNLOCKING CHARACTER MOTIVATION
ESTABLISHING SETTING, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE
MEMOIR: YOUR LIFE, YOUR STORY
WRITE DIALOGUE LIKE A PLAYWRIGHT

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
CLEAN UP YOUR MANUSCRIPT: What to Look for Before You Submit
MARKETING FOR INTROVERTS
CONNECTING WITH READERS: Independent Bookstores Can Help
EXPLORING POINT-OF-VIEW
PUBLISHING FACTS AND FICTIONS
WILL THE REAL PUBLISHER PLEASE STAND UP?

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
AUTHORSHIP AS A BUSINESS: Creating Your Platform and Publicity Plan
PICTURE BOOK REVISION WORKSHOP
TAKIN' IT TO THE STREET... TEAM
A MOMENT IN TIME: Focusing the Historical Novel
THE POWER OF PERSEVERANCE
BEYOND PUBLISHING

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. l LITERARY CONTEST AWARDS CELEBRATION
Enjoy a dinner during the presentation.

SUNDAY, JULY 20th
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
LITERARY CONTEST FIRST PLACE WINNERS' READING
10:00 a.m. – Noon l FEATURED SPEAKER PRESENTATION
A WRITER'S LIFE FOR ME presented by New York Times bestselling author ROBERT DUGONI
 
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